10 Favorite Flight Must-Haves to Add to Your List

Top bloggers share their can't-travel-without-it picks.

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Photo by: Photo: istock/junce; Graphic: Erica Reitman

Photo: istock/junce; Graphic: Erica Reitman

The fun of a flight as you take off on a long-awaited trip can quickly fade if you didn't pack the proper essentials. And if we've learned one thing, when it comes to travel, preparation is key.

We checked in with some of our favorite travel and lifestyle bloggers to find out what their recommendations are for must-have in-flight necessities. Here are their 10 best picks.

1: Away Carry-On Suitcase

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Away

So, the Away Carry-On Suitcase was a top pick of several of our bloggers, but Anthony D Argenzio from Zio & Sons felt most strongly about it: "I never leave home without my Away suitcase and Ona camera bag." With two sections (one for shoes and one for clothing), a hardshell case, a section for laundry and a built-in USB charger, this Away suitcase could quickly become a favorite for you, too.

2: Beats by Dre Earbuds

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Beats by Dre

Large, noise-canceling headphones are great for flights, except that they're difficult to sleep in. Susan Brinson from House of Brinson loves the Beats by Dre earbuds: "You can't sleep in the larger headsets, so the size of these is much better. And screaming kids are no problem because you can crank them up so loud."

$149.95; beatsbydre.com

3: Muji Travel Pillow

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Muji

According to Joanna Hawley from Jojotastic, everyone needs a neck pillow from Muji pronto. "I'm completely obsessed," she tells us. This travel pillow is much more versatile than your average pillow, allowing you to use it as a cushion on the tray table, to create lower back support or to lean back on while in your seat.

$24.50; muji.com

4: Backup Battery

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Amazon.com

"I always need to make sure I have a backup battery charger for all of my devices I bring on the plane. I usually find a TV series to binge-watch on an overseas trip and gossip magazines about celebrities for short trips," says Kyla Herbes from House of Hipsters. Try choosing a backup battery that's able to charge multiple devices at once, as quickly as possible, like this high-capacity charger.

$39.99; amazon.com

5: Everyone Hand Sanitizer Sprays

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Everyone

"I love Everyone Hand Sanitizer sprays," says Gwen Hefner of the Makerista. "Peppermint/Citrus and Lavender/Aloe are my favorites. It's like a two-for-one because you get rid of germs and get a burst of aromatherapy at the same time!" Gwen says she never gets on a plane without them.

6: Cargo Jacket

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J.Crew

Nicole Cohen from Sketch 42 Blog has a few favorite: "I like to bring moisturizer, a backpack and a cargo-type jacket that's light and has lots of pockets." With a cargo jacket, you'll have a spot for everything: your tickets, your license, lip gloss and even a few bucks.

$168: jcrew.com

7: Sleeping Mask

Photo by: Sephora

Sephora

Oscar from Oscar Bravo Home tells us his flight must-have was a sleeping mask: "It covers my eyes, keeps it dark and tells everyone sitting next to me that I'm not up for chatting." This silky mask won't irritate your skin or hair while you're snoozing on your flight.

8: Cozy Wrap

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Nordstrom

This one is actually my flight must-have: a comfy wrap. Even when you're traveling to warmer locations, the plane and airport always manage to keep the AC on blast. With a pretty wrap like this, you can stay warm and have your own make-shift blanket if you need it on your flight.

9: Tech Dopp Kit

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This Is Ground

"I've been seriously lusting over the This Is Ground Tech Dopp Kit for a looooong time," says Meri Cherry. There's a spot to store all of your tech gear and keep everything looking neat, organized and easily accessible.

10: Agave Lip Mask

Photo by: Sephora

Sephora

"I refuse to get on a plane without my agave lip mask," says Jody Olivier from INDIEbungalow. "Nothing has helped me more with my chapped lips."

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